News of the week for the week ending August 16, 1975. Henry Kissinger back and forth in an attempt to get movement on a Middle East Peace Accord. Ford threatens veto of Oil Price Controls. Investigation on Chilean overthrow and Allende death. Golf big past time at White House.
August 16, 2011

Sec. of State Henry Kissinger - the big question was whether or not this guy actually ever slept.

The week in Washington ending this day in 1975 saw Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in an almost perpetual state of motion over negotiating a Middle East Peace Settlement between Egypt and Israel. In lieu of getting any hopes up or giving information out, Kissinger remained non-committal as he left one leg of the mission and picked up another leg, despite rising expectations a settlement was near.

Portugal was another hot spot getting Kissinger's attention. President Ford was threatening to Veto legislation keeping Oil Price Controls in place while Congress was threatening to override Ford's Veto, and there was no chance former President Nixon would be called on to testify during investigations over the death of Chilean President Salvatore Allende and the overthrow of his government.

And it was learned Golf was the preferred game around the White House and had been for several administrations, even though Henry Kissinger scrupulously avoided the game, claiming a preference for Brinksmanship rather than Linksmanship. Another week via the CBS Radio Program The Washington Week with Neil Strawser for August 16, 1975.

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